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European Patent Office Rules For Hynix In Patent Dispute With Rambus: Report

Law360 (January 17, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Patent Office has dismissed claims brought by memory-chip maker Rambus Inc., effectively clearing South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor Inc. of infringement charges, according to the Seoul Economic Daily newspaper.

The European Patent Office accepted a motion, jointly filed by Infineon Technologies and Micron Technology, ruling that Rambus had unfairly stretched the scope of its EP 956 patent, the newspaper reported.

In February of last year, the European Patent Office revoked a patent for a semiconductor memory device from Rambus, following legal challenges initially filed...
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